Sunday, February 3, 2013

Air Brakes

1/640 sec. f/8 ISO 250



42 comments:

Marie said...

The heron looks like a finely crafted porcelain figurine! They are so beautiful, and you always capture them so perfectly! Great shot!

Deb said...

Whoa coming in for a landing...

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hello Brain,
a perfect landing .. of herons and by photographer .. :-))
greetings Frank

Carletta said...

Awesome! I know the word is used too often; but it's the most appropriate one for this shot!

Pride In Photos said...

LOVE the title to this great image...
Laurie

Tricia Hays said...

heheheee oh that's a funny one =)

HansHB said...

He-he, a great shot! Funny bird!

Andy said...

These brakes never fail. Impressive capture Brian.

eileeninmd said...

Brian, great title and a beautiful action shot!

Anni said...

So aptly named [your blog post title]....and such a wonderful, crisp, clear, detailed photo. You should really consider selling these images of yours to some magazine like National Geographic. Really, you should

Marc Heath said...

Great flight shot. The lighting where you are always looks great.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome name for the view. great shot. ( :

Beth said...

Gorgeous shot!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

In for a splash-down- great shot!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! the wings look like a swirling flamenco dancer's skirt. :)

you rocked this one!

the wild magnolia said...

a fine shot.

Gary said...

Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

edenhills said...

Perfect timing to get that great capture!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a perfect landing shot! Impressive. Thanks for sharing the settings, too. f/8 seems to be the sweet spot on my 100-400.

Andee said...

HOLY CRAP! Great shot Brian!

From The Heart said...

What a great picture!!Love it!

Debbie said...

man talk about legs!!

another stellar image and rockin' title!!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful capture of this gorgeous bird coming in for a landing!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Haha! Does he make that funny noise that the semi's make? Erch-PShhhhhhh

bailey-road.com said...

What a capture!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great capture...right on time!!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great timing! Perfect landing photo!

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Roan said...

Amazing. Simply amazing.

MTWaggin said...

Oh doG I love this shot and the caption - as usual PERFECT! Sure see your sense of humor in the captions/titles and as always admire your photography style!

Bill said...

Wonderful shot!

TheChieftess said...

wow!!! Great capture!!!

Bonnie K said...

Look out below. I love looking at his wings.

Rosemary Nickerson said...

You must live in a bird sanctuary...so many, lovely photos of the avian community. Great shot, as always.
Roseamry

SRQ said...

Sweet! I would've thought this would've been a faster shutter speed than 1/640.

Madge Bloom said...

Yes, screetch... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #68!

Connie Smiley said...

Amazing shot, Brian, and a perfect caption! You have so many prizewinners, and this is definately one of them.

Amanda said...

Fantastic shot! the very second he touches the water, not even a tiny splash yet!

Tressa Westerhold said...

WOW!! What an amazing shot! - Happy I found your blog! :-) I am following now.

Karen said...

Pretty spectacular!

Jackie said...

I am a newbie but I do a lot of Heron hunting and Heron shots.

I have been very lucky to catch a few while in flight but never a shot like this. This is spectacular!!

Great..great...capture!! Good for you!!

It is a wonderful sight to see. I hope you have a great week!

Kerri said...

Your titles are always perfect for the images! This is superb!